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Extreme and Extremely Tilted Kuiper Belt Object

October 3, 2011

This video shows an artistic rendering of the strange contact-binary Kuiper belt object 2001QG298 as seen from earth between 2003 and 2020. It shows how the observing angle and the lightcurve change as the object moves in its orbit along the sun.  credit:  Pedro Lacerda